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>> coming up, new developments in the expansion of nsa global surveillance. spanish civilians are the latest targets of data collection. now, world leaders are turning to the u.n. for help. the latest, just ahead. over the weekend, thousands gathered in d.c. to protest nsa spying. they want transparency and action. the sights and sounds of the "stop watching me" rally heating up. >> we will tell you why one photographer was added to the fbi database for simply snapping a few photos. that is coming up later in today's show. it's monday, october 28. i'm megan lopez in washington, d.c., and you are watching rt. spain has joined a growing list of u.s. allies demanding answers from the obama administration when it comes to spying. the spanish government summoned the ambassador to discuss allegations of collecting data on 60 million spanish telephones over one month this past december. using information leaked by nsa contractor edward snowden, a spanish newspaper reported the nsa collected numbers and locations of the phone calls, but not actual content. this after learning that the
from top national security officials about the nsa surveillance program, including questions about spying on u.s. allies. span 3 and c-on c- span.org at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. ban -- willt may stay on the nsa story and get your thoughts, should congress endorse or stop using intelligence efforts? the phone lines -- send us a tweet as well or post your comments on facebook.com/c- span. you can also e-mail us, journal@c-span.org. the may begin with the front page of "the financial times" this morning. this is their headline -- here is part of her statement that she put out -- "wall street journal" also with a story on their front page -- "the new york times closed code this morning -- -- "the new york times" this morning. then there is this in "the washington post" this morning -- we turn to you, should congress endorse or stop these programs? caller. is democratic i think the congress should take some kind of action to tighten the reins on the nsa since 9/11 and the passing of the patriot act. it has grown exponentially. it's out of control. i am hoping the congress will tighten th
for nsa, where everybody says what are you doing, or why are you doing it. but leer is what we do. when we get together, we don't -- well, maybe a couple times weeweeing but we say, it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings, and it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today telling you why we defended these programs then having given them up, and have our and having them attacked and people killed. and the interesting part is we have shown. we can do both. and protect the chairman, and ranking member it has been an honor and privilege to work with this committee, even though at times you wire brush us. you know, that we are going to tell you the truth, the whole truth, and everything that we know, every time that's our commitment to you. and that's our commitment to this country. with that, chairman, that ends my remarks. thank you. >> the clock is reached zero. so i will remind members that we will recess, call of the chair, five minutes after the second vote we wi
president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
me that golden valley: this land was made for you and me. not for them, not for the nsa, not homeland security. i've roamed and rambled and i followed my footsteps this land was made for you and me remember what we love i've roamed and rambled and i followed my footsteps to the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; and all around me a voice was sounding: this land was made for you and me. last chorus this land is your land when the this land is my land sun came from california shining, and i to the new york island from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this land was made for you and me ♪ thank you, round of applause to code pink and to all of you. take back our country. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> all right. the code pink background singers, something else right there. for all of my new honorary black people, i want to let you know about the secret, black folks get nervous when white folks talk about the good old days. let's be progressive. let's keep us together. i want to shout out to john, hope i am saying it right, am i saying that right, john kee ree ack oo
's communications. >>> another report out today, this one in a spanish paper el mundo, the nsa tracked over 60 million calls in spain in one month. documents provided by nsa leaker edward snowden. the spanish government summoned the american ambassador asking for an explanation. >>> this weekend, thousands of protesters marched on capitol hill demanding an end to the government surveillance program at home and abroad. many carried signs praising snowden and thanking him for blowing wistle on the nsa by leaking classified documents. this comes as international outrage builds over the broad scope of the nsa's data gathering over years. european leaders continue to put pressure on the country to for a new spying deal on allies. chefon, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> let's explain why it is some officials have explained perhaps why the president would not know about this for five years. >> as it was explained to us, this type of surveillance is the type of program or decision that would be executed at the level of the national security agency and the way the protocols are set up
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathleen
.s. news about nsa spying on its allies. did you know that was being done. >> guest: europe in s foreign country. we collect foreign intelligence. in best interest, from national security standpoint and other interests as well. as you heard keith alexander say, much of that data collection has been used to help avert props in europe that might have effort wise happened. so our allies ben from the collection we do and that is important national security issue, that we do collect foreign intelligence. host host chairman diane fines stein, democrat fromce californ, said yesterday that the intelligence panel has been left in the dark about a program that has been occurring over the last decade. >> guest: i don't know what goes on in senate intelligence. i know what goes on in the house intelligence. we have keith alexander up often what is going on in the intelligence activities, data collection. c cia is up there often to do the oversight responsibility. i don't feel that april in the house side, i don't know what goes on in the senate. >> host: you were briefed as a we were spying on u.s.
.s. as spying on german leaders and that the white house ordered the nsa to stop some of the monitoring after it was discovered this summer. a german tabloid claims the president knew back in 2010 that the nsa was tapping merkel's phone and allowed it to continue. it came out after edward snowden said the u.s. has spied on world leaders. what president obama spoke to chancellor merkel when the two spoke about the spying. >> the president said we're not going to do this going forward. >> but it may have been done in the past. >> we don't want to get into the business of inventorying everything we've done in the past but what we're looking at is how can we both make necessary reforms in how we gather intelligence and how can we be more transparent about what we're doing with our allies and the public. >> joining me now ambassador mark ginsburg. it's great to have you here. the white house finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place. now they have to come out and ask for forgiveness as opposed to permission, because they never would have gotten permission to do this. but this is not unhe
the accountability on the nsa spying issue. here's peter baker's headline. post, bye washington scott wilson, controversies show how obama's inattention to detail may hurt his presidential legacy. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. independents, (202) 585-3882. tweet, @cspanwj. you can also post your comments on facebook or e-mail us. on both fronts on the nsa and the health care law, president obama's! down to this -- i did not know. no president can be aware of everything going on in a sprawling government that he theoretically manage. -- theoretically manages. this constant questions about how much in charge he really is. days, the president's health and human services secretary said that the -- that despite internal concerns in a mr. obama wasn, not told about serious problems with the new row graham's website until it was rolled out this month. said theicials president was not aware that the national security agency was tapping the phone of agngela merkel. opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the white house explanat
"we don't know anything about this and in any case we don't have any concerns about it." the n.s.a. said -- >> the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that the n.s.a. has targeted the vatican published in it will italy's pano rama are not true. we now know that the spy agency has monitored the communications of 35 different world leaders along with many of the citizens in their respective countries. here to give us a little more insight on how the church was responding to the allegations, i was joined by jimmy aiken. i started by asking him how detrimental this was with u.s. relations with the vatican. >> i don't think they're particularly detrimental. the attitude that father lombardi displayed in his statement i think is pretty cal of what you would expect. -- pretty typical of what you would expect. the italian press is pretty rumor fed. you can't place any confidence in what it says normally. but in this case, we know that all the major world powers spy on all the other major world powers all the time. i don't think the report is particularly endowe
denouncing n.s.a. spying. senators got a letter saying the business med dolls were threatened. the firm's leader favor a key part of the bill that would distance the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time an administration official is saying the n.s.a. overreached, john kerry speaking today admitted that the surveillance was out of bounds, saying: >> kerry said reports of n.s.a. spying on millions of americans are not true and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesian foreign minister said his country is deeply concerned about spying at embassies there. new reports say the consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially damaging the kind of trust and confidence that have been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something that we m
control after revelation that is u.s. may have spied on german chancellor angela merkel. nsa apparently bugging her phone calls, part of a secret program monitoring dozens of world leaders. the white house says president obama was unaware of the program for nearly five years until it was uncovered over the summer during an internal review by the administration. the nsa denies a report that the president was briefed years ago by the head of the agency releasing this statement. general alexander, he is the head of the nsa, did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor angela merkel nor as he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. news reports, caming otherwise, are not true. so let's talk about it with nina easton, senior editor and washington columnist for "fortune" magazine and fox news contributor. joe trippi was howard dean's presidential campaign manager. he is a fox news contributor. nina, the question is, i guess, you know, if the president didn't know about this, when did he know about it?
.s. spying on spain, nsa eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel's cell phone. for more than a decade, the white house claims, without president obama's knowledge. >>> u.s. ambassador to spain called on the carpet in madrid. today on capitol hill european union officials demanded answers from chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> i think confidence is damaged. we've identified some questions. therefore, we are -- have to work hard that confidence is established. >> what does this all mean for president obama's relationships with world leaders going forward. on six minute top cia officials talks about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after healthcare.gov went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems.
and civil liberties oversight board discuss changes to the nsa's data collection and surveillance programs. and later the senate's back to work on a bill to end workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people followed by votes on judicial nominees to the u.s. district courts. >> the woodrow will soften center recently hosted a discussion with the chief of the international atomic energy agency, yukiya amano. he addressed his agency's role in the monitoring programs of iran, north korea and syria. his remarks ran about 50 minutes. >> good morning. welcome to the wilson center. a special welcome to our guest this morning, director yukiya amano of the international atomic energy agency, the iaea. i'm mike van diewns, executive vice president. modern technology kept our president and ceo, jane harmon, on the tarmac in new york city, rather, at laguardia airport for over two years ago this morning. she has just landed and will be here shortly and will make a closing comment. she apologizes, but we wanted to get started. the wilson center is a public very private i
you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa wiretapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. hmm. ♪ mm-hmm. [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offer ends soon. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease the 2014 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. for $599 a month help the gulf when we
. great to have you with us. thanks, congresswoman. >> thank you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa witapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the ark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! what's in your wallet? help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, l
. great to have you with us. thanks, congresswoman. >> thank you, lou. >>> up next, the nsa wiretapping program allegedly spreading from 35 world leaders to the fellow in the center, one of the world's most respected spiritual voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. Ñ@ç@çpçpçpç÷ñox >>> new details are emerging about the national security agency's massive spying operation. according to "the washington post," the nsa secretly broke into the main communications links that connect yahoo! and google data centers around the world. and the italian media is reporting that the nsa spied as well on the vatican, spying on both pope benedict and pope francis. the nsa has now just issued an outright denial of the italian media reports. and unless you think the united states is alone in spying efforts, the russians are trying to keep up with us. russian operatives reportedly handing out goody bag to world leaders who were attending september's g-20 summit meeting. it turns out the russians were givi
to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the national security operations in generally have one person and that is to make sure that the american people are
a message to the nsa. what about the spying on allies? plus... wall street record. stocks to all all time high. invasion of the locust. >> we begin with pay policy jeez and anger over the affordable care act. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults run much deeper. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard f
is expected to arrive the day before morsi is to appear in court. kerry acknowledged that the nsa sometimes oversteps its mission. he made that comment while defending the nsa surveillance work. kerry said the agency has done beyond what is necessary to keep the country safe. >> and in some cases i acknowledge to you as has the president that some of these actions reach too far and we'll make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> nsa leaker edward snowdon has offered to investigate the phone capping of german chancellor angela merkel. he spoke with the german official and gave a letter to hihim. >>> germany is the first european country to recognize this third gender. >> reporter: neither a boy nor girl, daniel la said she spent her life in fear, pain and shame because of doctors' decisions. now she's trying to make sure that the same doesn't happen to anyone else. >> i was born with so said ambiguous genitalia. the doctors could not tell me if i was a boy or girl. at two and a half months they threw my testicles in the garbage. when i was seven years old they cut my genitals to
was incredible. let's move on to other big stories we have this morning. this one is for david ignatius. the nsa spying extends to some of the closest allies abroad. the national security agency end ad program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house order an internal review over the summer. several programs have already been shut down and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president, but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's program saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not just in the u.p.s. but france and germany and throughout europe. we're trying to gatherable against that helps us and helps the europeans. >> there are reports that the president did know that angela merkel's
reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month. in germany, the newspaper records, president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn general sander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving murkle. the nsa says the willingness up to now to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president can assure the chancellor, the sungs not and will not 3407b tore the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: they are coming to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts, after breaking quote german law on german soil. house chairman rodgers defended the nsa under surveillance on cnn sunday saying it was both well regulated and essential to keeping both americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the biggest story here, candy, if the united states intelligence services weren't trying to collect information with u.
everybody. i think it's because of nsa surveillance. i think it's because of syria and the problems related to that. i think when you put all of these things together, people are looking at the president and saying you know, you're not fixing the problems. >> i think one of the problems, too, has been something the republicans have pushed and pushed it subtly for once, and that is the whole idea that he didn't know anything about anything. republicans have put that, you know, you bring up benghazi, what did you know, when did you know it, you bring up did he understand what was going on with the website. well, no, he really didn't know it. so did he know we were spying on our closest friends, well, no, the president didn't know that. i think it gives people this uneasy sense. we're already in uneasy times economically. obama care just superimposes itself over that and people thinking something that we talk about at my kitchen table is changing here, and that's important. it's not some place far away. it's right here. then you add on top of that the sort of president that republicans say is
over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes, ma'am. >>> the white house acknowledging there are some individual existing health care plans that do not qualify for obama care. >> what is the political fallout when the other guys committing su
>>> the white house is feeling the heat over allegations the nsa spied on dozens of foreign leaders and now even supporters of the government surveillance program are calling for changes. >>> a year after superstorm sandy came ashore, many of the victims are still struggling to get their lives back on track. >>> and heading home. the red sox return to boston needing one win to clinch their first world series at fenway park in 95 years. >> got it! park in 95 years. >> got it! and the red sox win game five. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is c
. they say the nsa ended the program after a white house review. a german source sites an nsa source that claims the president did know everything as far back as 2010 and gave the go ahead to boost surveillance. they reacted with this statement general alexander did not discuss with owe bambina -- ob? 2010 nor has he ever discussed operations involving chancellor mirac merkel. >> the island for immigrants will once again see visitors again. ellis island was closed for almost a year because of super storm sandy. more than 1 million photographs remain in storage while buildings are being fixed and upgraded. >> super storm sandy does not play favorites destroying everything from new york city to small towns on the coast. after it was all said and done sandy left 24 states impacted and counties and 8 states in puerto rico were disaster areas. craig has more. >> good morning to you. the waterfront along long island was about 6 and a half billion in damage. we are here in long beach where there's a $44 million project that struck up and down the east coast. will it was new york and emerge
. >> great job. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. spying scandal. the nsa reacts to allegations that it eavesdropped on the vatican and others. >>> all of a sudden, we were going north towards alaska. >> emergency landing. how the passengers on the flight literally took over the town they landed in. >>> brutal beating caught on tape. the adult who joined teens in an attack. ♪ [ music ] >>> and hello, scary man. will the rain hold off for your trick or treat plans? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. hi, guys. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's overcast, 69 degrees. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. three firefighters are hurt, battling a massive housefire in encino, california. aerial footage shows the fire and the firefighters battling the blaze, as it tears through the roof of the home. it took more than two hours and 100 firefighters to put on t out. the injured firefighter were taken to want hospital and are expected to be okay. the cause is under investigation. >>> an adult has been taken into custody and charged in the beating of a 15-
.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is g
learn congressional lawmakers plan to draft legislation cutting down on the nsa's power. if passed the bipartisan bill would end the security agency's ability to collect u.s. phone records and restrict who the nsa can spy on. fighting in syria has blocked u.n. inspectors from accessing two chemical weapons facilities. it's a crucial setback in their attempts to rid the countries rivets a chemical weapons. the inspectors did not say whether syrian rebels or the government was responsible for the delay, just that negotiations for access are still underway. abortion rights supporters in texas are celebrating a legal victory after a judge found provisions of the state's new abortion law unconstitutional. the federal judge ruled the measure restrict aid woman's access to abortion clinics. stat is filing an appeal. tuesday marks one year since super storm sandy slammed in to the eats coast in the u.s. 182 lives were lost and the storm caused $65 billion in damage. making it the second costliest storm in this nation's history. less than 10 billion of the 50 billion in emergency aid from t
that the nsa surveillance programs were bound by the rule of law. they targeted security threats, not the communications of ordinary people. we now know at that moment the nsa was morn toring ordinary europeans and tapping the cell phone of german chancellor, angela merkel. for almost five years, the president had no idea that the u.s. was listening in on the cell phone of angela merkel and 35 other world leaders. the wall street journal citing unnamed sources said it wasn't until an internal review was launched that the president found out about the top-level spying. >> we can take steps to put in place greater oversight, greater transparency and constraints on the use of this authority. >> reporter: the white house says that they've stopped spying on chancellor merkel. a german paper revealed that the u.s. embassy is the site of a major american listening post, spying on the german government and on business leaders here in berlin. the leaks and outrage continued to spread. now in spain where documents leaked by edward snowden suggest the nsa man tored 60 million spanish phone
. that is not what i wanted to talk about. i want to talk about the fact that the nsa surveillance has been going on further than the bush era. it is been going back to j edgar hoover when they eavesdrop on martin luther king, jr. and they blackmailed him. i was wondering if you could speak on that. thank you. guest: i do not know what your question is, exactly, but the nsa, which did not exist until 1952 -- the nsa has gone beyond what anyone realized. beyond the wiretapping of angela merkel personal cell phone. it's hard to believe a terrorist would call her up and say i am a terrorist, i thought you would i thought i would let you know that we are going to blow up a building. it does not sound very likely they should be doing that. that is my opinion. host: what do you make of the revelations overall of what the work that the nsa is doing? guest: the nsa is an important agency. it seems they have gone beyond what anyone suspected they could be doing. i do not think their collection of metadata is not over her, but logged. -- overheard but logged. that seems to be going beyond what is necessary
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by the volume of information collected by the nsa and want to know what was done with it. they'll hold meetings at the white house and the state department today. but some of these questions are going to be hard to answer as we just begin to realize how far the surveillance program reaches. >> reporter: president obama said there should be additional constrains on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity to continue to develop and expand, and that's why i'm initiating now a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not say whether or not he knew that the nsa has been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. but according to senate intelligence committee chair dianne feinstein, the president was unaware. so was her committee. in a statement released on monday, she said "it is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in effect for more tha
that the nsa spied on 35 such leaders including germany's angela merkel reportedly as far back as 2002 before she was chancellor. president obama was never told about the spy program until this summer, and he called a halt to it. >> this new this was is certain to further inflame tensions between the u.s. and its allies overseas. abc's jeffrey kofman reports now from london. >> reporter: it is not the way friends expect to be treated. the headlines in germany, the u.s. has been listening to chancellor angela merkel's cell phone calls since 2002, even longer than earlier reported. and president obama was told about this three years ago. the white house said the president was never told. on the streets of germany, outrage directed at the u.s. the chancellor herself feeling violated by these daily revelations that the u.s. has been snooping on one of its closest allies. "completely unacceptable," she said. germany is now the fifth u.s. ally to summon its american ambassador to lodge a formal protest. in france, outrage over the u.s. intercept of 70 million e-mails and the bugging of their washin
revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. really there is this unspoken kind of dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves safe. it's the leaders of the countries, i think, where the problem is. where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the
about what the nsa is up to. >> plus, another twist in the aaron hernandez case. investigators are looking at whether he was involved in gun trafficking. >> and is it real or is this just rhetoric? russian president vladimir putin welcomes all olympians, regardless of sexual orientation. we're going to dig into that. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow in today for carol costello. >> and i'm martin savidge. questions about nsa spying on world leaders. what did president obama know and when did he know it? today, the directors of the national intelligence and nsa testify on capitol hill. the president has ordered a review of intelligence gathering. cnn's jim sciutto joins us from washington. >> reporter: the administration now considering hard limits on intelligence gathering. particularly of word leaders overseas. this is part of a see view that began this summer. the same review which is how the white house says the president first learned on spying on foreign leaders such as german's angela merkel. saying the president did not know
a new job, a lawyer for the n.s.a. leaker said his clients found a tech support job as a are you sure website. he has been living in the former soviet republic since granted asylum in august. those are your headlines. consider this is next. we have updates 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. i'm dell walters in new york. we'll see you at the top of the hour. >> an al jazeera america exclusive. corruptions has reached is the higheshighest level of politics. how wide spread is this conduct? we'll run it down across america. an important follow up on a story we brought you recently. interpreters who risked their lives being kept in harm's way by political red tape. >> and the hemingway curse. one of america's moist america's families has been rocked by suicides. mariel hemingway will join us. >> we begin with corruption in california. >> in this report al jazeera investigative unit will look at a sting operation launched by the fbi. >> los angeles, a city where fame and infamego hand and hand. here everything seems larger than life. including it's politicians that state senator ronald calde
the government. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year, he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa abused their power. >> reporter: in light of the shootings, some are asking whether tsa officers should be armed. >> the function of the tsa is to ensure that people can board planes safely, take flights safely. the responsibility for protecting airport security is not a tsa function but something that i think we need to certainly examine given what happened in los angeles. >> reporter: with beefed up security, officials are focused on how to avoid scenes like this from friday. passengers running for their lives. and wolf, an update on one of those passengers. there was one passenger who was shot in the leg. we understand that his condition was upgraded to good from fair today. the other two tsa agents who were wounded, who were shot, they have been treated and released from the hospital. >> stephanie elam with the latest from l.a.x., thank you. >>> so could the l.a.x. shooting have been prevented if, if tsa officers at the airports had guns themselves? let's discuss with dem
. and finally senate intelligence committee chair dianne feinstein pledging a major review of nsa surveillance. senator feinstein's statement follows reports that the nsa has conducted surveillance on leaders of foreign countries including german chancellor angela merkel. senator feinstein saying she totally oppose to the collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. and that oversight must be strengthened. and that is tonight's speed read. >>> so, how many times you have heard president obama say. this. >> if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your health care plan. if you like your health your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. >> if you have got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your lelt insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan. >> if you like your healthcare plan you will be able to keep your healthcare plan, period. >> period. the president promising all americans they can keep their healthcare plan, period. well, now we are hearing a slightly different tune from david axelrod. >> most people are going to keep their own pla
by the nsa has gone too far. kerry says that's because of modern technology, some nsa activities have been happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's
the earth. and you have fast and furious and benghazi and the nsa and the irs and now the obama care rollout where committees of congress, an equal branch of government that has a constitutional responsibili to provide oversight can't get what all to be available which is how many people have enrolled? >> absolutely. conforming to the administration's method of operation. it's clear whether any one of the scandals that you mentioned, and others, this administration chooses silence, chooses to stonewall, and will not respond to either congress or the american people. only now in the last, i would say, 48 hours, congressman, we're seeing elements of the national liberal media actually break ranks with a president and an administration with which they've been not compliant but complicit over the course of his years in office. >> i think the infatuation is slowly wearing off. it only took 5 1/2 years, but it's slowly wearing off. look, people are going to be hurt by this law. and there were voices that warned of that back in 2010, and there are being consistent voices since then. and again, poli
. angry allies.>>> good morning. angry allies. the nsa scandal getting even wider this morning. as many as 35 world leaders spied on by the u.s. some now demanding answers. so what did president obama know and when? >>> breaking news overnight. the doctor convicted in michael jackson's death free from jail. why conrad murray was freed after serving only half his sentence. >>> and ground breaker. rock icon lou reed is remembered this morning after passing away at the age of 71. his influence on a generation of artists today, monday, october 28th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker and natalee moralis. >> hey, sugar, take a walk on the wild side. >> can we turn that up a bit. >> i remember playing that m freshman year as a disc jockey. great song. >> tributes are pouring all in. we'll have more on the death of lou reed. >>> new revelations on the nsa spying program. this morning, some of our clo
ally investigating reports that the nsa spied on millions in that country's citizens. the european delegation is in washington right now investigating those allegations including reports that the phone of the german chancellor, angela merkel, was tapped as well. >>> a british man has been charged with hacking u.s. army and nasa computers and stealing employee information. he was arrested friday in london, but he's free on bail until february. right now no one else has been charged. those are the headlines at this hour. i'm john seigenthaler. "america tonight" is up next on al jazeera. i'll be back here at 11:00 eastern and 8:00 out west. get the latest news on aljazeera.com. we'll sue back here later. >>> on "america tonight," we begin our in-death look at sex crimes on campus with a startling revelation about the attackers and just how frequently women students become victims. >> these serial offenders had on average 14 victims. >>> also tonight, remembering sandy. a superstorm that washed away the innocence of the jersey shore. >> my dad was looking out the window at the firemen.
here on "america tonight." back in a moment. (vo) friday night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. >>> it was a bold act of road rage. over the weekend dozens of women staged an unusual protest. they drove. it might not sound like much of a protest, but the more than 60 women were at the wheel drives in saudi arabia where there's an unwritten ban against female drivers. as part of their campaign, the women post videos of themselves online. it's a bit of a repeat here. women proe tested the same way in the kingdom 23 years ago. just as before, there were arrests and nothing has changed. while there have been some changes, opponents warn if the ban on driving by women is dropped, it would have a damaging
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